Slagduster Interview and Album Stream

Hailing from small town British Columbia, Slagduster is the sort of band that, through the lens of 2017, sounds like a tantalizing amalgam of genres that offer a look at where metal (or at least one strain of it) might head towards in the future if people stopped worrying about tags, labels, trve-ness and unearthing and proclaiming every fourth generation Cirith Ungol clone that recorded a garage demo in 1984 as unmitigated genius. And while there may be a modicum of truth to this snarkiness, those of you who are old enough to remember Mr. Bungle and/or that brief window … Continue reading

LIFE OF AGONY's MINA CAPUTO On Her Bandmates: 'I Hope To Marry A Man Just Like One Of The Boys'

LIFE OF AGONY singer Mina Caputo (formerly known as Keith Caputo), who came out as transgender in 2011, has told Rolling Stone that her relationship with her bandmates is stronger than ever now that she is no longer hiding her new life from them. “They knew I was eccentric,” she said. “I was a very effeminate guy. She was busting at the seams my whole life. It was just a little mind-blowing for everyone. Then it was like, ‘All right, now what?’ But we never officially broke up.” Although LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato said in a 2012 interview … Continue reading

Listen To Another New STONE SOUR Track: 'Song #3'

“Song #3”, a new track from STONE SOUR, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album, “Hydrograd”, which will be released on June 30 via Roadrunner. Head on over to StoneSour.com for an instant-grat download of “Song #3” and “Fabuless” when you pre-order “Hydrograd”. “Hydrograd” track listing: 01. YSIF 02. Taipei Person/Allah Tea 03. Knievel Has Landed 04. Hydrograd 05. Song #3 06. Fabuless 07. The Witness Trees 08. Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I) 09. Thanks God It’s Over 10. St. Marie 11. Mercy 12. Whiplash Pants 13. … Continue reading

VINTERSORG: Lyric Video For New Song 'Fjällets Mäktiga Mur'

The official lyric video for the song “Fjällets Mäktiga Mur” from the Swedish duo VINTERSORG can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s new album, “Till Fjälls Del II”, which will be released on June 30 via Napalm Records. It was a tricky question… How would VINTERSORG continue after 2014’s intriguing album “Naturbål”? Shunning repetition, vocalist and mastermind Andreas “Vintersorg” Hedlund did the unthinkable and composed a sequel to his groundbreaking 1998 album “Till Fjälls”, which is considered to be one of the most important albums in the genre of black/folk metal! What to expect from “Till … Continue reading

Watch IRON MAIDEN's Second Sold-Out 'The Book Of Souls' Concert In Oberhausen, Germany

Fan-filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN‘s April 25 performance at König-Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany can be seen below. The band’s setlist was as follows: The band’s setlist was as follows: 01. If Eternity Should Fail 02. Speed Of Light 03. Wrathchild 04. Children Of The Damned 05. Death Or Glory 06. The Red And The Black 07. The Trooper 08. Powerslave 09. The Great Unknown (live debut) 10. The Book Of Souls 11. Fear Of The Dark 12. Iron Maiden Encore: 13. The Number Of The Beast 14. Blood Brothers 15. Wasted Years MAIDEN‘s European tour consists of a … Continue reading

BRUTALITY Signs With MIGHTY MUSIC

Mighty Music has announced the signing of Florida death metal veterans BRUTALITY. The band’s comeback album, “Sea Of Ignorance” — which was originally issued in 2016 — will be re-released in Europe on May 26 on LP, CD and digital. A new studio effort is planned for 2018. BRUTALITY has been devastating the underground since 1986. In 1988, they released their first demo, “Brutality”, which gained them recognition in the underground fanzines. Their second demo, “Dimension Demented”, was recorded in 1990, and a seven-inch EP called “Hell On Earth” was issued via Gore Records. 1991 saw the arival of “Metamorphosis”, … Continue reading

Video Premiere: HATE's 'Numinosum'

“Numinosum”, the new video from Polish extreme black/death metallers HATE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s new album, “Tremendum”, which will be released on May 5 via Napalm Records. The cover artwork was created by Daniel Rusilowicz and can be seen below. The title “Tremendum” (eeriness and the fear of the holy) refers to an archaic notion of holiness, which is both good and evil. And you will have absolutely no doubt which part of it this band represents. You will rediscover the band and on a new level, as they seem to reach into … Continue reading

GREAT WHITE To Release 'Full Circle' Album In June

Veteran rockers GREAT WHITE will release their new album, “Full Circle”, on June 2. The effort sees the band re-teaming with its original producer, Michael Wagener. It’s an honorable nod to their first EP, “Out Of The Night” (Aegean Records, 1983) and debut self-titled full-length record (EMI, 1984). Wagener, is, of course, the legendary producer behind ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE and a slew of other rock gods. “Full Circle” was recorded in January and February 2017 at Wagener‘s Nashville-based WireWorld Studio. The album’s packaging includes a must-have companion DVD called “Making Of Full Circle”. Rockslide Entertainment (produced by … Continue reading

AMORPHIS Bassist Quits Over Band 'Mismanagement'

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS have parted ways with bassist Niclas Etelävuori. The band states: “His decision [to leave] has nothing to do with the band, no bad blood, no hard feelings between us, so it is better that you read his statement and thoughts below. “It’s really hard to describe the feelings everyone is going through right now, especially when we have worked as a family with him for so many years. “People should understand that AMORPHIS has always been a democratic band and it’s pretty obvious that not all choices can please everyone. Some people don’t get along … Continue reading

Stream Abduction’s ‘To Further Dreams Of Failure’ In Full

We spoke to A|V, the man behind new solo black metal outfit Abduction, about the challenges involved writing and recording music by yourself, and his new album ‘To Further Dreams Of Failure’, which you can stream in full too… Based in Derby, ‘To Further Dreams Of Failure’ is a blistering, ice-cold collection documenting Abduction’s first year of existence. Recording with “an unwritten ‘three takes or less’ rule” has granted ‘To Further Dreams Of Failure’ a raw, furious energy, with A|V’s tortured shrieks and knack for labyrinthine yet memorable songwriting reeking of early Leviathan, with the odd massive fuck-off Darkthrone riff … Continue reading